I have a spare bedroom for rent in my large, spacious and clean 2BR apartment in the Sanlitun SOHO (三里屯SOHO) apartment complex in Sanlitun, Beijing.
Private bedroom with double bed
Own private bathroom with shower
Huge open plan kitchen/dining/living room
Central heating and cooling will make this your haven in Beijing even the middle of summer and the depths of winter!
Washing machine and dryer
All modern appliances, less than 3 years old
Fully equipped kitchen
Dining table seats 4
Large modular sofa, flat screen TV with cable TV and surround sound, stereo with iPod connectivity
Phone for making local calls
China Lonely Planet guidebook, Mandarin Chinese phrasebook, local maps and an extensive library of China-related books and novels can be borrowed during your stay
Maid service twice a week
By subway you can be pretty much anywhere in Beijing within 40 minutes - apartment is a 10 minute walk from Tuanjiehu station on subway Line 10 and a 10 minute walk from the new Dongdaqiao station on subway Line 6
Bus stop right in front of apartment
45 minutes by taxi from Beijing Capital International Airport
30 minutes by taxi from Beijing South Railway Station
I can also refer you to the English-speaking driver I use, who can do airport transfers and trips to the Great Wall and other attractions around the city for a very reasonable price.
Sanlitun SOHO is in the heart of Sanlitun (三里屯), in the Chaoyang district of Beijing. Sanlitun is the centre of much of Beijing's nightlife, and my apartment is right across the road from the Village, a popular shopping/restaurant/bar complex, and the famous Yashow Market. 5 minutes walk from Worker's Stadium, 15-20 minute taxi ride from the Gulou area and its hip hutongs, a 20 minute walk from Chaoyang Park (great for running) and a 10 minute walk to the heart of the Embassy District. You will find all the local amenities you need within a 10-15 minute walk - local morning produce market, Western-style supermarkets, English language bookstores, tailor shops, local noodle places, great Peking duck restaurants, not to mention oodles of cool bars and restaurants offering cuisine from all around the globe. You can't get a better location in Beijing!
Beyond being an incredible host, Mary-Beth is an all-around great person, full of interesting stories and with an encyclopedic knowledge of Beijing. I greatly enjoyed my stay in her clean and comfortable apartment.
The location can't be beat, and it's a great spot for anyone from first-time Beijing visitors to seasoned vets swinging through town. Highly recommended!
Mary-Beth is a lovely hostess with a lovely apartment! I thoroughly enjoyed my month-long stay. The apartment is very comfortable, modern, and extremely well-situated right across from Sanlitun's hip shopping/bar area. Mary-Beth knows Beijing well, and can give you recommendations and advice on how to get around. I'd say this is just as good as staying in some fancy hotel, if not better.
Mary-Beth is a faboulous host, very friendly and welcoming. My stay in her apartment was more comfortable than in any hotel I have been in Beijing so far. That includes some of the best 4-5* hotels!
I would recommend her place to anybody who likes a quiet and yet central place in Sanlitun.
Mary-Beth's Apartment is a supreme location and is very clean, light and spacious. This is a very modern building and everything is convenient.
Mary-Beth is as courteous as she is easy going.
The stay was comfortable and I would recommend to anyone.
A rare find in one of the most modern and fashionable parts of Beijing.